Family Resource Center Action Team
The Family Resource Center Action Team supports the development of new Family Resource Centers and the expansion of current ones. It provides advocacy, assistance with grant applications, and works to meet other needs identified by the centers.
The Team consists of representatives from the Commission on Children and Families.
The Team is currently involved in seeking funds to support visits from dental vans to the centers and in a hygiene products drive.
Please see the CCF Calendar to view date and location of next Family Resource Center Action Team meeting.
October 2008 – The Family Resource Centers have identified lack of funds to support visits by the dental van as a primary need. The Team is looking at grant opportunities and is talking to Medical Teams International in order to explore costs and services. The hygiene drive continues, with donation barrels set up in various locations within the community and a challenge for donations between the Juvenile Department and Health and Human Services driving donations by County staff.
September 2008 – The Action Team has been meeting with each of the Family Resource Centers to discuss their existing partnerships, who they would like to add, gaps and other issues.
July 2008 – The Action Team is focusing on grant writing and fund raising for expansion of the Family Resource Centers. A need for hygiene products was identified by the centers. Members are asked to bring donations to the CCFs monthly meeting. Products collected will be distributed to the centers on a rotating basis.
June 2008 – Hillsboro and Tigard Family Resource Centers have each been awarded funds to support an AmeriCorps volunteer.
June 2007 – The Board of County Commissioners asks for an alternative funding plan for Family Resource Centers. The Action Team begins developing plan.
April 2007 - Directors of two local Family Resource Centers spoke to the Commission about the services they provide to their communities. The first FRC was developed in 1993 as a pilot project of the Commissions. FRCs are currently located in, Beaverton, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, and Tigard-Tualatin. Each provides services that are a unique reflection of the needs of their community.
February 2007 – Letter requesting a budget increase of $330,000 sent to the Board of County Commissioners
January 2007 – A letter was sent to the Board of County Commissioners giving compelling arguments for the expansion of the Family Resource Centers.